Fact Check: Image Of Rahul Gandhi Accompanied By Children Viral With Misleading Claims 

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An image of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi with a girl and three children is widely shared on social media, claiming that he is married in secret and has children. 

The image is shared on Facebook with a caption: “अब कोई यह मत कहना कि हमारी शादी नहीं हुई है, हमारे तीन बच्चे भी हैं। जब तक सूरज चांद रहेगा, गांधी परिवार अमर रहेगा!” (English translation: Now no one should say that we are not married. We also have three children. As long as the sun and moon remain, the Gandhi family will remain immortal.)

Here’s the link to the above post.

FACT CHECK 

NewsMobile fact-checked the above claim, and found it to be FALSE. 

We initially looked for media reports on Rahul Gandhi’s marriage, but no information confirming the viral claim was found. Further, conducting a Google Reverse Image Search, the NM team discovered a video uploaded on a YouTube channel Kanak News, dated December 10, 2022, with a title: “Congress leader Rahul Gandhi kept his promise, gave helicopter ride to students.”

A news article on Rajasthan Tak news website also mentions that Rahul Gandhi was travelling from Nainani Farm in Bundi to Sawai Madhopur to celebrate his mother Sonia’s birthday. During this journey, one of the children, who was celebrating her 14th birthday, expressed her wish to meet Rahul Gandhi. In response, Rahul Gandhi arranged for all four children of the Nandwana family to sit in a helicopter and took them on a sky trip. The report quoted the girl’s mother, who stated, ‘This was the children’s dream, which Rahul fulfilled.”

The same news was also covered in the Times of India on December 10, 2022. 

Thus, it is evident from the above information that the viral claim is false.

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